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Two Job Search Tips From a Sales Pro

Every job search is a sales campaign. You knew that, right?

Before getting hired for any job -- from accountant to zoologist -- you must first sell an employer on the idea of "buying" the services you offer as an employee. So, the more sales tricks you know, the shorter your next job search is likely to be.

With that in mind, I interviewed sales expert Jeffrey Gitomer, author of several best-sellers, including the "Little Red Book of Selling" and "Little Black Book of… Continue

Added by Candice Arnold on August 21, 2008 at 2:51pm — No Comments

Padded Executive Resumes: Are Hiring Corporations Getting What They Ask For?

We look up to our bosses. They've acquired a status many strive to achieve. Keeping up with high-achievers can be daunting and make a person feel somewhat inferior. So while we cluck away at completing those degrees and paying our dues at each career rung, discovering people aren't always who they say they are is a deep form of betrayal both to colleagues and companies alike. What if some who surpass you in line for career succession get there by false representation? Would you hold your… Continue

Added by Candice Arnold on August 21, 2008 at 2:40pm — No Comments

"Making Talent a Strategic Priority": Thoughts From the Fringe (Part 1)

The new McKinsey Quarterly came out today, and thus, it is a good day. Of particular interest is the article titled, "Making Talent A Strategic Priority", by Guthridge, Komm, and Lawson. For those of you who, much like me, have trouble digesting 3,000 any later than 2 hours post-coffee (or Green Tea for the caffeniatically-challenged), I'm going to translate and focus on those elements to… Continue

Added by Joshua Letourneau on August 21, 2008 at 2:30pm — 3 Comments

Analyzing Body Language

I'm a fan of the neo-necon. She's a psychotherapist who was raised as Democrat but swung to the centre-right. So, she's not voting for Obama.

The other day, she analyzed his body posture. I initially said that her comments were the product of pure bias but she challenged my opinion so I had a second look and think that it might be of interest to us as recruiters.…


Added by Recruiting Animal on August 21, 2008 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Feedback appreciated...uprgading website

Hello All,

I work for a business and IT consulting company targeting veteran consultants and industry experts. We are currently upgrading our website and I would appreciate your suggestions regarding the career page. What aspects make up a successful career page to attract and inform top talent. What are some downfalls to avoid. Do you have a recomendation of careers page you think is fantastic?

Thank you for your suggestions!

Added by Jordan Shaw on August 21, 2008 at 12:37pm — No Comments

More Ways to SCAMPER for a Job

Recently, I wrote about how to use three principles from the book,

"Thinkpak: A Brainstorming Card Deck," by Michael Michalko, to find work


To recap, Michalko's book helps you brainstorm solutions by forcing you to

look at problems in nine different ways, arranged around the mnemonic SCAMPER.

They are: Substitute; Combine; Adapt; Modify or Magnify; Put to other uses;

Eliminate; Reverse or Rearrange.

This time, I'll apply the last four… Continue

Added by Candice Arnold on August 21, 2008 at 12:11pm — No Comments

Winds of change

I ran across an article that was written a while ago but it caught my attention nonetheless. The article was titled “The Dirty Dozen Dangerous Online Job Search Assumptions” and it can be found on It is riddled with comments about the job boards’ inability to ensure that the companies that advertise thru them are real or that the job positions for that matter are real.

The article went on to recommend the use of an identity suppressed or cyber-safe resume. As I was… Continue

Added by Moises Lopez on August 21, 2008 at 10:24am — No Comments

Network of Value?

I don’t know what’s more difficult; trying to help the unemployed IT pro’s out there find quality jobs that align well with their career direction or telling them that I can’t help them because they enlisted the help of there spouse, friend or neighbor, and have had their resume forwarded around to many of the potential jobs before I ever spoke with them.

I know that every self proclaimed job search expert will tell you that “networking” is the best way to get a job, but what they… Continue

Added by bill martineau on August 21, 2008 at 10:02am — 6 Comments

August 21, 2008

No doubt you'll know of Maureen Sharib and be familiar with her tips and techniques for telephone names sourcing. Well, it sounds like this guy shares Maureen's approach, a student perhaps?

Enjoy today's Third Party Thursday: Rick Probstein: The Secretary

Happy Thursday!… Continue

Added by Amitai Givertz on August 21, 2008 at 9:00am — No Comments

August 21, 2008

No doubt you'll know Maureen Sharib and be familiar with her tips and techniques for telephone names sourcing. Well, it sounds like this guy shares Maureen's approach, a student perhaps?

Enjoy: Rick Probstein: The Secretary

Happy Thursday! Ami G.

Added by Amitai Givertz on August 21, 2008 at 9:00am — No Comments

Helpdesk Support-8037

Helpdesk Support-8037

Troy MI

6 months to hire

Knowledge desired

MS applications (word, excel, PowerPoint), use of internet applications, excellent verbal and written communications skills, telephone skills, problem-solving/analytical skills.

Under minimum supervision, investigates, resolves, and responds, in oral or written form, to customer inquiries regarding problems with applications, curriculum requirements, training history and various program information.… Continue

Added by Austin Dillon on August 21, 2008 at 8:48am — No Comments

"Big Picture" comment

Reading John Sumser's "big picture" post today reminded me of a show I saw last night on Nova - there was a segment about a young MIT roboticist Karl Iagnemma, who moonlights as an acclaimed fiction writer. Interesting, because it explored how one person could have two successful careers and how one career impacted the other. I would have posted this on John's wordpress site… Continue

Added by Maureen Sharib on August 21, 2008 at 8:30am — No Comments

Announcing - The Recruiters Roundable...Please Come Join Us!!!

Hello All!

Welcome and thank you for joining The Recruiters Roundtable. We are just starting to get off the ground, so word of mouth will be critical to our success. Please feel free to contact me with any ideas, suggestions, desires to contribute, etc., and PLEASE tell your friends and colleagues.

While we are called The "Recruiters" Roundtable, we are a group that thinks beyond that title alone when welcoming our members. We are looking to add as many individuals who are… Continue

Added by Keith Wolsko on August 21, 2008 at 4:46am — 1 Comment

Web-Based Employer/Candidate Database & Profiling System for Sale

My former company developed a unique candidate database/profiling system to meet the needs of our growing executive search/staffing firm. The company has since closed (I now work independently), but I still own the rights to the software and wish to sell it. This web-based profiling system is perfect for a staffing firm with multiple recruiters or with a bit of tweaking and refinement, could be used as a job board.

This system is truly the first of it's kind because it allows all… Continue

Added by Thad Greer on August 20, 2008 at 12:10pm — 11 Comments


It's almost here folks. The 2008 OnRec Expo will start September 9 at 8am and end on September 10th at 1pm. The Expo will be held at the Donald E Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont Illinois.

To Help start the buzz on who is going to be there:

Tamara J. Erickson, Author

Jason Katcher, Manager of Education and Recruitment Advertising, Google

Amy Richman, Senior Director of Corporate Staffing for Starwood Hotels &… Continue

Added by Talent Drive on August 20, 2008 at 12:01pm — 1 Comment

As Legal Recruiters, Do We Practice What We Preach?

I am going to state from the begining that this blog, or as they say in legal land, "blawg", will be more of a train of thought. My apologies from the start. I usually write my blogs in Word and then copy the blog to the posting site. However, this blog was screaming to get out. I think it has something to do with my new self reflection approach to life.

As a legal recruiter, I am sitting back and trying not to panic at the state of the legal market. The talk of major New York… Continue

Added by Keeley Mitchell-Wallace on August 20, 2008 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Please Remove the Pirate Hat........

In this generation of Millienials, fashion forward companies, and casual days extending far beyond Friday – I’ve found these past few years a surge toward a new interview attire spotted with individualism, artistic expression, and an emphasis on reflecting personal style. We’ve all had the candidate who showed up wearing something completely inappropriate – flips flops, Technicolor t-shirts, jeans, short skirts, torn pants, etc…. The list goes on and on.

However, the more I think… Continue

Added by Kelly Moeller on August 20, 2008 at 9:15am — 2 Comments

What the Boy Scouts taught me about Recruiting

What the Boy Scouts taught me about Recruiting

by: Art Pitcher

A short but sweet reminder to those of you who make it difficult for the rest of us.

When I was in the Boy Scouts I learned a thing or two about making sure whoever follows me feels warm and invited. What I mean is this:

When Camping, I learned that after I COMPLETELY extinguish my fire and clean up ALL my trash from my campsite, I should leave a nice little pile of wood and… Continue

Added by Art Pitcher on August 20, 2008 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

August 20, 2008

Well, the feedback on our spiffy new look has been very encouraging. Along with the changes in look we're going to start experimenting with some new formats for the daily feature.

Starting today I'll be posting the lead-in to the featured article on the sidebar. That way we can keep the content on the front page moving throughout the day with something fresh to greet you every time you visit. You can also navigate to the feature from any page on the site. How cool is… Continue

Added by Amitai Givertz on August 20, 2008 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

How Not to Get an Interview

Article Title: How Not to Get an Interview

Author Byline: Mary White, M.A., SPHR

Author Website:

People spend a lot of time talking and thinking about what they can do to find and obtain their ideal job. Unfortunately, they don't always stop and think about the things that they are doing that keep them from accomplishing this goal. One faux pas in the job search process can negate the effects of fifty things you do right.… Continue

Added by Holli Maestas on August 19, 2008 at 9:22pm — No Comments

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